Body Contouring – Body and Thigh Lift
Body contouring is a combination of a thigh and body lift and addresses issues of the thighs, abdomen and buttocks. Most patients seek body-contouring surgeries after large weight loss, especially when there is extra loose skin and fat on the thighs and abdomen. The doctor will reshape the body to give the patient a much more flattering figure.
When patients feel that their legs are holding too much fat but the skin is very elastic, they typically undergo liposuction by a skilled plastic surgeon. On the other hand, many patients do not have the skin elasticity necessary for the desired outcome. In these cases patients generally lose weight, often through surgery, and then look forward to a thigh lift.
There are several types of lifts. A medical thigh lift uses incisions that are hidden in the groin to pull up the outer and inner thigh. In extreme cases, doctors will create extended incisions.
A body lift requires work on the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. The doctor will first lift the bottom to make it tight. Next, the patient is given a tummy tuck. The plastic surgeon will use the same incisions for both procedures to ensure that the patient does not have obvious and unsightly scars. The incisions typically circumvent a portion of the body. The tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, eliminates any skin hanging over the pubic area. This skin is not only visually unappealing, but it also leads to rashes and discomfort.
Candidates For Body Lifts
Candidates for body lifts should be committed to losing weight for a designated period of time before the surgery. Patients should also inform the doctor of heart disease and smoking habits. Patients should also be aware that the full results of body contour surgeries are not typically visible until several months after the procedures. It takes time for the body to heal.
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